The four components of the 4-H Youth Development Program are:
Head: By exercising independence through 4-H leadership and project opportunities, youth mature in self-discipline and responsibility and learn to understand themselves better.
Heart: The 4-H program cultivates a strong sense of connection and belonging, giving youth the opportunity to feel safe physically and emotionally while actively participating in a group.
Hands: Within the 4-H program, youth can connect to communities and learn to value generosity and give back to others.
Health: Youth need to feel and believe that they are capable of solving problems and meeting challenges to develop their self-confidence.
By exploring 4-H projects and activities, youth develop a sense of mastery, gain life skills and are more equipped to make positive career and life choices.